Charlotte Hornets: 5 suggested players to target before trade deadline

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Robert Covington

If the Hornets want someone who can score and play defense, then they should take a look at Robert Covington. Bleacher Report does not cover a lot on Covington, but he’s managed to stay consistent during a down year.

Currently, Covington is averaging 12.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game. He’s also made 78 three-pointers and has proven that he can stroke it consistently from deep.

His size and length help him to be a good defender on the perimeter, as this is something that the Hornets have been lacking. While the interior defense has been an issue, Charlotte has dealt with too many players converting on open back-door cuts at the rim.

This is a target that Charlotte could target and sell some expiring contracts in the process. Covington is currently serving the second year of a 4-year 46.8 million dollar contract.

Compared to the other targets on the list, Covington could be traded due to the Minnesota Timberwolves‘ record. This team is looking to rebuild, and Charlotte may not have to give up too much.

Trading for Covington would mean that the Hornets are looking for a new starter. I’m not sure if I see them replacing Miles Bridges anytime soon, but Coach Borrego is a defensive-minded coach, so anything can happen.